Sports

Several Alameda high-school teams were successful in the first week of the North Coast Section (NCS) basketball playoffs.

Men’s basketball
The Alameda High School (AHS) men’s basketball team advanced to the NCS Div. II semifinals after winning its first two games of the tournament. The No. 5-seed Hornets defeated Redwood High of Larkspur, 65-45, in the first round on Feb. 18 at home. The Hornets controlled the game throughout. They led 21-13 at halftime. They blew the game open in the third quarter by outscoring the Giants, 23-11. 

Several members of the Alameda Gators swim team competed in the Orinda Aquatics Meet on Feb. 8.

All four Alameda high school soccer teams that qualified for a North Coast Section (NCS) tournament were defeated in the first round of the playoffs. 

Women’s soccer
The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s soccer team entered the NCS Div. II tournament as the No. 10 seed. They lost to Casa Grande High of Petaluma, 4-1, in the first round on Feb. 19 on the road. The Hornets could not stop the Gauchos’ versatile attack. Four different Gauchos scored a goal in the contest. AHS’ season ended with a 14-7 overall record.

The 2020 high school soccer sectional tournament kicked off this week and several Alameda teams are vying for a North Coast Section (NCS) title.

Women’s soccer
The Alameda High School (AHS) women’s soccer team finished first in the West Alameda County Conference (WACC) Shoreline League with a 9-1 league record. This gave them an automatic berth in the NCS Div. II tournament. The Hornets are the 10th seed in the 16-team tournament. 

All six Alameda high school basketball teams have begun their quests for a North Coast Section (NCS) basketball crown.

Men’s basketball
After an undefeated season in league play, the Alameda High School (AHS) men’s basketball team earned the fifth seed in the NCS Div. II tournament. The Hornets faced No. 12 seed Redwood High of Larkspur in the first round of the 16-team tournament at home last Tuesday. 

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